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Sale 984 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 April, 2010

Category — Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1167
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1167, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26), $6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26)$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26). Attractive centering, lovely color, blue brush stroke cancel, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

550
750
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1168, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27), $9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27)$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color, reperfed at top, Fine appearance

4,000
850
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1169, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40), 12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40)12c Pale Rose, 1875 Special Printing (PR40). Without gum as issued, rich color and clear impression, some slightly irregular perfs as usual, Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,500
375
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1170, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75), $12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75)$12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

850
650
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1171, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$48.00 Yellow Brown, 1879 Issue (PR78), $48.00 Yellow Brown, 1879 Issue (PR78)$48.00 Yellow Brown, 1879 Issue (PR78). Original gum, h.r., beautiful centering, bright color and clear impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

900
475
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1172, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR79), $60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR79)$60.00 Purple, 1879 Issue (PR79). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright color and proof-like impression, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

850
300
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1173, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c Black, 1885 Issue (PR81). Mint N.H, 1c Black, 1885 Issue (PR81). Mint N.H1c Black, 1885 Issue (PR81). Mint N.H. horizontal pair, choice margins, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate, Scott Retail as two hinged singles

170
150
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1174, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)12c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR82). Mint N.H, 12c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR82). Mint N.H12c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR82). Mint N.H. with bottom right corner selvage (faintly hinged in selvage only), unusually wide Jumbo margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2004 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

180
475
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1175, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86), 60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86)60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86). Original gum, lightly hinged, precisely centered, gorgeous color, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate

525
600
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1176, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)1c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR90), 1c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR90)1c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR90). Original gum, barest trace of hinging, deep shade and proof-like impression, choice centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

425
325
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1177, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)4c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR92), 4c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR92)4c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR92). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate for block of four

1,350
700
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1178, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)24c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR96), 24c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR96)24c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR96). Original gum, lightly hinged, classic pale pastel shade of the 1894 First Bureau Newspaper Issue, centered to right, perfs clear to barely touch, Fine, very scarce, with 2009 P.F. certificate

3,750
800
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1179, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$6.00 Pale Blue, 1894 Issue (PR101), $6.00 Pale Blue, 1894 Issue (PR101)$6.00 Pale Blue, 1894 Issue (PR101). Unused (no gum), brilliant color, choice centering for this difficult issue

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $6.00 1894 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. ONLY FIFTEEN UNUSED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS GENUINE BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION, MOST OF WHICH HAVE VARYING DEGREES OF FAULTS. THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE IS ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Our recently updated census of PR101 (available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/PR101/PR101.pdf ) contains fifteen unused and one used copy of this rarity. Only five are potentially sound.

Census No. PR101-UNC-14. With 2004 P.F. certificate

30,000
24,000
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1180
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1180, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Issue (PR108), $2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Issue (PR108)$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Issue (PR108). Vibrant color on bright paper, unobtrusive cork cancel, Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

600
325
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1181, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109), $5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109)$5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109). Original gum, h.r., brilliant color and choice centering, blunted perfs at left and small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, with 2010 Weiss certificate

2,100
315
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1182
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1182, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109), $5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109)$5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Issue (PR109). Pretty shade, neat strike of cork cancel, Fine, a difficult issue to find in used condition, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,100
300
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1183
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1183, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$10.00 Green, 1895 Issue (PR110), $10.00 Green, 1895 Issue (PR110)$10.00 Green, 1895 Issue (PR110). Bright color, neat purple handstamp, Very Fine, scarce in used condition, with 2009 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,500
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Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1184, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111), $20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111)$20.00 Slate, 1895 Issue (PR111). Unused (no gum), intense shade and impression, balanced margins, large shallow thin spot and reperfed at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2010 Weiss certificate

1,200
200
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1185
 
Sale Number 984, Lot Number 1185, Newspapers and Periodicals (PR)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112), $50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112)$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Issue (PR112). Bright color, neat strike of cork cancel, Very Fine, scarce in used condition, with 2009 P.F. certificate

750
550
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